This publication scheme organises our published information under nine classes.
In using these nine classes we are following the Scottish Information Commissioner’s model Publication Scheme and applying its guidance.
If you have any questions, queries or suggestions about how to improve our published information or this guide, please email our Information Governance Team at email@example.com
You can view the Wheatley Group Publication Scheme here - all relevant Group policies apply to Wheatley Care also. If what you are looking for is not here then you can make a request for information.
Class 1: About Wheatley Care
Information about the authority, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.
General information about the authority:
- Authority name, address and contact details for headquarters and principal offices:
- Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities of senior officers:
- Business opening hours:
- Contact details for customer care and complaints functions:
- Customer codes or charters:
- Publication scheme and Guide to Information:
- Charging schedule for published information:
- Contact details and advice about how to request information from the authority:
- Charging schedule for environmental information provided in response to requests under the EIRs (if the authority charges for environmental information):
- Legal framework for the authority, including constitution, articles of association or charter: Articles of association
- How we use your information
- Charity details for Wheatley Care
- Regulator: Care Inspectorate
How the authority is run:
- Description of governance structure, Board, committees and other decision making structures:
- Governance policies, including standing orders, code of conduct and register of interests: Group complaints policy and complaints handling procedure, Group Data Protection Policy, Group Freedom of Information policy, Group procurement policy
- Names, responsibilities and (work-related) biographical details of the people who make strategic and operational decisions about the performance of function and/or delivery of services by the authority e.g. Board members, chief officers:
- Mission statement: No information held in this class
- Corporate strategies e.g., for economic development, etc:
Corporate policies, e.g., health and safety, equalities, complaints, sustainability (no information held in this class):
- Corporate plan: Your Home, Your Community, Your Future
- Strategic planning processes: No information held in this class.
- Accountability relationships, including reports to regulators: OSCR, Care Inspectorate
- Subsidiary companies (wholly and part owned) and other significant financial interests: No information held in this class
- Internal (page 53) and external (page 61) audit arrangements:
- Strategic agreements with other bodies: No information held in this class.
Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services
Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our care customers and tenants.
- Description of functions, including statutory basis for them, where applicable:
- Strategies, policies and internal staff procedures for performing statutory functions: No information held in this class
- Statement of public task required by the Re-use of Public Sector information Regulations 201513 (if applicable): No information held in this class
- How to report a concern to the authority:
- Reports of the authority’s exercise of its statutory functions: No information held in this class.
- Statutory registers (NB not if inspection-only). No information held in this class.
- List of services, including statutory basis for them, where applicable:
- Service policies and internal staff procedures, including allocation, quality and standards: Data Protection policy; Whistleblowing policy; Duty of Candour; access to records policy; missing person policy; medication policy; drug policy; confidentiality and information sharing agreement policy; intimate care policy; invasive procedures policy; palliative care policy; participation and engagement policy; Naloxone policy; nutrition and menu planning policy; SVQ Awards plagiarism policy; staff safety guidelines - lone working; on call; prevention and management of violence and aggression; staff cover; disturbed sleepovers; role of the coordinator; communication; official visits; in the event of death; support agreement; rights risk and limits to freedom; relationships and sexual wellbeing; compulsory order or restrictions; good work practice; safe working staff; responsibilities to the people we work for; family carers involvement; staff involvement and participation strategy; unable to access the people we work for; volunteer policy
- Service schedules and delivery plans: No information collected in this class.
- Information for service users, including how to access the services:
- Service fees and charges, including bursaries: No information held in this class
Class 3: How we take decisions and what we have decided
Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.
- Decisions taken by Wheatley Care: agendas, reports and papers provided for consideration and minutes of Board (or equivalent) meetings..
- Public consultation and engagement strategies: No information held in this class
- Reports of regulatory inspections, audits and investigations carried out by Wheatley Care: No information held in this class
- Environmental Impact Assessment Reports undertaken in compliance with the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017: No information held in this class.
Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it
Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).
Financial statements required by statute e.g., sections 31 and 33 of the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 201015, if applicable to the authority:
- Financial policies and procedures for budget allocation:
- Budget allocation to key policy / function / service areas:
- Purchasing plans and capital funding plans:
- Financial administration manual / internal financial regulations:
- Expenses policies and procedures (page 82):
- Senior staff/board member expenses at category level e.g. travel, subsistence and accommodation (page 82 and 83)
- Board member remuneration other than expenses (page 80); Group Governing Body Member Remuneration policy
- Pay and grading structure (levels of pay rather than individual salaries): Available on request
- Investments, summary information about endowments, investments and authority pension fund (pages 100-107)
- Funding awards available from the authority, how to apply for them and funding awards made by the authority:
Class 5: How we manage our human, physical and information resources
Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.
- Strategy and management of human resources:
- Staffing structure:
- Acting up policy, Advance of salary policy, Adverse weather policy, Annual leave policy, Annualised hours policy, Appraisal policy, Breastfeeding policy and guidelines, Bursary policy, Business continuity plan, Capability policy and procedure, Career break policy, Childcare voucher scheme policy, Confidentiality policy, Continuous professional development, Dignity at work policy, Disciplinary policy, Disclosure pvg scheme process, Drug and alcohol policy, Electronic and telecommunications policy, Employment reference policy, Equality and Diversity policy, Flexible working policy, Good work practice policy, Grievance procedure, Internal transfer policy, Learning and development policy, Long service award policy, Maternity and adoption leave policy, Overtime policy, Parental leave policy, Paternity leave policy, Personal relationships at work policy, Promoting attendance policy and procedures, Quality policy, Recruitment and Selection policy, Recruitment of ex offenders policy, Redundancy policy, Secondment policy, Shared parental leave policy, Student policy, Supervision policy, Time off policy, Training Policy, Travel and subsistence policy, Tupe policy, Working time policy, Communication with regulatory bodies, Staff involvement and participation strategy, Succession policy, Mentoring policy, Right to request time for training policy, Succession planning policy; Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council policy; Secure handling, use and storage and retention,
- Employee relations structures and agreements reached with recognised trade unions and professional organisations: Unite voluntary recognition agreement
- Management of the authority’s land and property assets, including environmental/sustainability reports: No information collected in this class.
- Description of the authority’s land and property holdings:
- Estate development plans: No information held in this class.
- Maintenance arrangements: No information held in this class.
- Records management policy and records management plan, including records retention schedule: Adult care services; Communications and marketing; Community safety and environment; Finance; Governance; Health and safety; Housing; Human resources; Information governance; IT; Legal; Management; Procurement; Property; Wheatley Foundation, Assurance
- Information governance/asset management policies and procedures, information asset list: No information held in this class.
- Knowledge management policies and procedures: Data Protection policy; Special category data policy and Record Management policy.
- List of statistical information published by the authority: No information held in this class.
- Freedom of information policies and procedures:
- Data protection or privacy notices:
Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers
Information about how we procure works, goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.
- Procurement policies and procedures:
- Invitations to tender:
- Register of contracts awarded, which have gone through formal tendering, including name of supplier, period of contract and value:
- Additional information which is required to be published by applicable procurement legislation and statutory guidance (e.g. the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and Public Contracts (Scotland) regulations 2015):
- Links to procurement information the authority publishes on the Public Contracts Scotland website:
Class 7: How we are performing
Information about how we perform as an organisation, and how well we deliver our functions and services.
- External reports e.g., annual report, performance statements required by statute (e.g., section 32 of the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 if applicable: No information held in this class.
- Performance indicators and performance against them: No information held in this class.
- Annual highlights: Trustees' report and financial statements 2020-21
- Wheatley Group annual report and consolidated financial statements 2020-21
- Care Inspectorate
- Mainstreaming Equality Reports produced under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, as amended: No information collected in this class.
- Employee and board equality monitoring reports, produced under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, as amended: No information collected in this class.
Class 8: Our commercial publications
Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g., bookshop, museum or research journal.
We have no publications within this class.
Class 9: Our open data
Open data made available by the authority as described by the Scottish Government’s Open Data Resource Pack and available under an open licence.
The authority’s open data publication plan:
Open data sets and their metadata, or links to where they are accessible:
No information collected in this class.